15, 16 and 17 had some good ones. I think if you started watching from the begining you would be more inclined to include 1 and 2 in the classic era because at the time there wasn't anything else to compare it too. Plus there was no other cartoon that seemed like you were watching a contemporary sitcom (Cheers, Cosby etc.) It's all just a matter of perspective.
EDIT: sorry, I included 15, but from 10 on just seems like a blur to me. All of the episodes just run together in a mass of mediocrity.
The first episode I saw was the original airing of "There's No Disgrace Like Home" and contrary to Jerkass Homer's response the shock therapy scene had me on the floor laughing my ass off. I then knew this would be one of the great TV shows.
Still a great episode, season 1 get's a lot of undeserved flack. Yeah the animation is off but what animated show's first season didn't have slightly off animation? The Simpsons was a product of it's competition (again Cheers, Cosby etc.) and as that has changed the motivation to stick to a more family based sitcom has fallen by the wayside.
yeah it's a great season, but not hilarious. now hold the phone here [MENTION=46458]The_Thompsons[/MENTION], i have absolutely nothing against the animation. in fact i the love the animation of season 1. i love off-model stuff.